Bike Lanes

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for January 19, 2018

TTC still at impasse over dormant $1.9-million art installation; Toronto has a chance to design a better future on Yonge Street; Metrolinx negotiates …

Toronto

If Vancouver builds a bike lane and nobody seems to care, can it still be an election issue?

NPA Coun. George Affleck says opposition to bike lanes is about opposition to Vision and need for due process<p>Another year, and another proposal for a …

Cycling

After Cyclists Died, Safer Crosstown Bike Lanes Are Planned for Midtown Manhattan

Even as New York City has seen a soaring number of bicyclists seeking alternatives to increasing gridlock on the streets and a chronically unreliable subway system below ground, there is one amenity riders do not have: a way to pedal across Midtown Manhattan without coming dangerously close to …

Cycling

DOT Wants To Put Protected Bike Lanes In Midtown

The proposal comes after an increase in cyclist deaths in New York City. CBS2's Alice Gainer explains.

Bicycle Commuting

Plan For Fourth Avenue Bike Lane Approved By Community Board 6

The board nearly unanimously voted to approve the parking-protected bike lane but called on the city to try and quicken the timeline.<p>PARK SLOPE, NY — …

New York City

Cyclists Hate Scooters, So Amsterdam Is Banning Them From Bike Lanes

Amsterdam says scooters are causing too many accidents.<p>Scooters: They’re too slow for the road and too fast for the bike path. They’re the bane of most cyclists’ existence, for both rational reasons (safety) and extremely irrational ones (that goddamn annoying horn).<p>Still, in theory, scooters are …

Cycling

Rip out the bike lanes before more people get hurt

Cyclists are at high risk when they’re on the road. Accident rates per kilometre are 26 to 48 times higher for bikes than for automobiles, according …

Cycling

Edmonton's bike lanes help, but advocates say gender gap in cycling still exists

Bike culture and products mostly aimed at men, says female bikers<p>Edmonton's new biking infrastructure has inspired more people than ever to take to …

Cycling

Rip out the bike lanes — before more innocent people get hurt

Cyclists are at high risk when they’re on the road — accident rates per kilometer are 26 to 48 times higher for bikes than for automobiles, according …

Cycling

Baltimore Residents Peddling Frustration With Safety Of Bike Lanes

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> Protected bike lanes are becoming more prevalent across Baltimore, but some say the lanes are driving them crazy and putting lives …

Bicycle Commuting

2017: The year America's institutions embraced bike networks

<i>by Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes staff writer</i><p><i>Seattle.</i><p>Almost all cultural change relies on a three-step process:<p>a new idea spreads<br>• the spread of …

Cycling

DOT Press Releases – At Williamsburg Bridge, DOT Hails Unprecedented Expansion of Protected Bike Lanes Citywide This Year

New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced that DOT would finish 2017 with a record 25 miles of new protected bike …

Cycling

LEVY: Toronto council’s 10 most idiotic moves in 2017

The taxpayer-funded, pre-Christmas newsletters were flying out the door of our Toronto councillor offices in the past few weeks — complete with the …

Bicycle Commuting

Lawmakers want accident-prone bike lane removed

A new bike lane on Northern Boulevard in Queens has become such a magnet for car crashes that lawmakers are demanding that it be removed.<p>“You have …

New York City

How Vancouver prioritizes snow removal on roads, pathways

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – How do municipalities choose which roads, bike lanes and even public walkways to clear from snow and ice first?<p>Tary Scollard, …

Cycling

Bike Lanes For Park Slope Should Be Sped Up, Councilman Says

Lander and Community Board 6 called on the Department of Transportation to quicken the timeline to install the protected bike lanes.<p>PARK SLOPE, NY — …

Bicycle Commuting

NYC added 25 miles of new protected bike lanes in 2017

The new protected bike lanes are part of the city’s L train shutdown mitigation plan<p>On Tuesday, the DOT announced that by the end of 2017, it will have added 25 miles of new protected bike lanes in the city. That’s a 38 percent jump over last year, when 18 miles of lanes were added citywide. In …

Cycling

After another accident, bike lane advocates again take to Philly streets

Michele Refford walked up and down the three blocks of demonstrators Tuesday morning, her cell phone outstretched. On the other end of a FaceTime …

Cycling

'Biking Temecula' To Talk Bike Lanes, Trail Program

Cycling enthusiasts Matt Peters and Zak Schwank will present 'Biking Temecula' on Thursday, January 25 at the Temecula Public Library.<p><b>From the City</b> …

Bicycle Commuting

Chula Vista receives award for bike-friendly efforts

Chula Vista’s efforts to make its streets safer for bicyclists were recognized last week by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.<p>The city was …

California

Untapped Staff Reads: See the New York City That Never Was, First Look at the L Train Shutdown Plan

Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:<p><b>How will the NYC Ferry fare with winter weather? [6sqft]:</b> Now that winter seems to have New …

Avant-garde

Indio to Enhance Roadways for Bicyclists

The Avenue 48 Bike Lane Improvements Project will provide for restriping of Avenue 48.<p><b>From City of Indio:</b> As an increasing number of visitors are …

Cycling

Colorful bike lanes highlight giant bike, pedestrian traffic network planned for Chengdu hi-tech zone

<b>Several bike lanes along the street Tianfu Sanjie in Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, were painted in</b> …

News (China)

Cars Ticketed For Parking In Unfinished Bayside Bike Lane: Locals

East Hampton Boulevard locals were enraged to find $115 tickets on their cars for parking in a bike lane they said nobody told them about.<p>BAYSIDE, …

Cycling

PennDOT Finishes New Bike Lanes In Delaware County

A roughly 2.2 mile long stretch of Route 320 in Delco now has dedicated bike lanes as part of PennDOT bike-travel improvement initiative.<p>PennDOT has …

Cycling

2 Miles Of New Bike Lanes Completed In Chester County: PennDOT

There are now two miles of dedicated bike lanes in Chester County thanks to a PennDOT initiative to improve bike travel in the state.<p>PennDOT has been …

Cycling

A thank you for protected bike lanes

Re: “Victorians not pulling their weight,” letter, Dec. 7.<p>As I read the Times Colonist’s letters to the editor Thursday morning regarding shopping …

Trends

When the Bike Lanes Weren't Good Enough, This Gutsy Cyclist Rode on the Median

Miami's MacArthur Causeway has bike lanes, but not very good ones. So one rider took a different approach.<p>The MacArthur Causeway is the most iconic connection between Miami and Miami Beach, but the 3.5-mile crossing over the Biscayne Bay doesn’t have such a great reputation among South Florida …

Bicycle Commuting

New Orleans area needs more bike lanes in poor neighborhoods, report says | NOLA.com

Bicycling is on the rise in the New Orleans area, but a lack of bike lanes and other infrastructure in poor neighborhoods is keeping bicycling from …

Cities

Ontario spending $93-million to expand bike lanes

The Ontario government says it is increasing its spending on bike lanes across the province.<p>Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says the province is spending $93-million – up from a previously announced $45-million – this year to help 120 communities build bike lanes and biking infrastructure …

Cycling